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Fri
16
Feb

Knights hold off Morris in county showdown

Henryetta sophomore Bayliegh Nye (20) attempts to snare a rebound during Tuesday’s county showdown with Morris at the Henryetta Event Center.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knight varsity basketball team took the season series with their arch rivals, the Morris Eagles, this past Tuesday with a 36-34 victory at the Henryetta Event Center.

Heading into Tuesday's showdown, both the Knights and Eagles had one win in the series with Tuesday's contest being the 'rubber match'.

The first meeting in the series took place January 19 in the consolation finals of the 2018 Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee County Basketball Tournament in Okmulgee with Henryetta coming out on top 76-70 in overtime.

Four days later, on January 23, in Morris, the Eagles evened the season series with a 59-40 victory over the Knights.

Fri
16
Feb

Lady Dragons snare district crown

The Dewar Lady Dragons captured the district championship this past Saturday with a 52-18 victory over the Oilton Lady Panthers in Oilton. The Lady Dragons will now advance to the regional semifinals this Thursday against Davenport in Agra.

(Photo provided by JeanAnn Been)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

OILTON - The Dewar Lady Dragons are just three wins away from punching their ticket to their first-ever state tournament appearance in varsity basketball.

The first step towards a state tournament berth by capturing the Class A District 3 championship this past Saturday evening with a 52-18 thumping of the host Oilton Lady Panthers.

The Lady Dragons (14-9) now advances to this weekend's Class A, Area II, regional tournament in Agra.

Fri
09
Feb

Henryetta cagers 'corralled' by Kellyville

Henryetta junior Emily Potter (32) passes to an open teammate during Wednesday’s home game against Kellyville.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta varsity basketball teams hosted Kellyville in a special Wednesday evening meeting at the Henryetta Event Center.

The reason for the Wednesday scheduled contest was the fact that the two schools were originally scheduled to play on Tuesday in Henryetta, but the games were pushed back one day due to icy road conditions that caused travel problems.

With both teams wanting to have the games take place, as Henryetta had scheduled a special Basketball Homecoming coronation prior to the contests, the decision was made to play the scheduled contests on Wednesday.

Wed
07
Feb

Knights split recent road action

Henryetta junior Zavier Pelley (40) puts up a shot during a recent home contest. Pelley and the Knights split their recent road games at Stigler and Eufaula.

(Photo by KAITLYN DILLARD)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

The Henryetta Golden Knights journeyed on a 2-game road trip last weekend to close out a busy week of basketball action.

The first stop on the road trip was in Stigler last Thursday against the Stigler Panthers. The second stop on the 2-game road trip was in Eufaula last Friday, taking on the host Eufaula Ironheads.

The Knights earned their third win of the 2017-18 campaign last Thursday with a 55-45 victory over Stigler, splitting the season series with the Panthers.

The winning streak was short-lived, however, as the Henryetta gentlemen come up on the short end of a 46-36 decision to the Eufaula Ironheads, dropping the season series to the Eufaula squad.

Fri
02
Feb

Lady Knights blank 50-29 against Haskell Lady Haymakers

Sophomore guard Kaylee Hamric reaches for the ball as a Haskell Lady Haymaker grabs for the ball. Hamric was the leading scorer for the Lady Knights and was the only one to make it to double digits, scoring a total of 15 points with 13 of the points earned from free throws.

(Photo by KAITLYN DILLARD)

By KAITLYN DILLARD
Sports Writer

The Lady Knights met the Haskell Lady Haymakers on the court Tuesday night, and faced a devastating loss of 50-29. The Lady Knights fell behind the Lady Haymakers beginning in the first quarter and wouldn’t be able to catch them the rest of the game. Missed passes and rebounds led to numerous turnovers, providing the Lady Haymakers more chances at the field goal. Fouls would contribute most of the points the Lady Knights made against the Lady Haymakers with sophomore guard Kaylee Hamric successfully shooting 13 free throws at the foul line. 

Wed
31
Jan

Dewar splits recent home action

Dewar freshman Skye Been (10) prepares to attempt a 3-point shot during a recent home game against Mounds. Been and the Lady Dragons went 1-1 in last weekend’s 2-game homestand against Strother and Hanna.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

DEWAR - The Dewar varsity basketball teams played host to Strother and Hanna last weekend to close out a 4-game schedule.

The Dewar squads suffered a pair of setbacks to the Strother Yellowjackets and Lady Yellowjackets last Thursday, then earned a pair of blowout victories over the visiting Hanna Dragons and Lady Dragons.

In Thursday's home battle with Strother, the Lady Dragons fell to 10-8 on the year with a 60-47 loss to the Lady Yellowjackets, who are coached by former Henryetta girls basketball coach Kolby Johnson, in the opening contest. The Dragons dropped to 13-5 on the season with a heartbreaking 54-53 setback in the nightcap.

Fri
26
Jan

Henryetta cagers suffer setbacks at Morris

Henryetta’s Ashlyn Green (5) puts up a shot attempt in the third quarter of Tuesday’s road game at Morris. Green and the Lady Knights suffered a 65-39 defeat in the county contest.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

Henryetta’s Jarett Day (4) fires a 3-point attempt in the second half of Tuesday’s county battle at Morris. Day and the Knights saw their 2-game winning streak snapped with a 59-40 setback against their arch rivals.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

MORRIS - The Henryetta varsity basketball teams suffered a pair of losses to their arch rivals from Morris High School here Tuesday evening.

The Lady Knights fell to 1-13 on the year after dropping the opening contest by a 65-39 decision. The Knights had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 2-12 on the season after suffering a 59-40 defeat at the hands of the host Eagles in the nightcap.

The Henryetta squads will be in action on Friday, hosting another county rival, the Beggs Golden Demons and Lady Demons. The girls game will kick off the county battle at the Henryetta Event Center at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys game at approximately 8 p.m.

Fri
19
Jan

Henryetta cagers stay alive with wins over Wilson

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

OKMULGEE - The Morris and Henryetta varsity basketball squads avoided elimination from the 2018 Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee County Basketball Tournament with a pair of wins each Wednesday evening at historic Brock Memorial Gymnasium.

The Morris Lady Eagles became the first county team to avoid elimination on Wednesday, defeating the Schulter Lady Bulldogs 64-15, ending the Lady Bulldogs' tournament participation for 2018.

The Morris Eagles kept their tournament participation alive on Wednesday with a 71-27 victory over the Schulter Bulldogs in the first boys consolation semifinal contest.

Wed
17
Jan

Henryetta cagers remain winless after latest losses

Henryetta sophomore guard Kaylie Hamric (center) finished with six points in the Lady Knights’ 71-27 loss to Kellyville last Friday night.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

KELLYVILLE - The Henryetta varsity basketball teams remained winless in 2017-18 following last Friday's sweep at Kellyville.

The Knights and Lady Knights found themselves on the losing end of double-digit losses to the host Kellyville Ponies and Lady Ponies to push their losing streaks to nine games.

The Henryetta ladies began last Friday's road trip on the short end of a 71-27 outcome. The Henryetta gentlemen gave it their best in the nightcap, but wound up on the losing end of a 72-49 decision.

The Henryetta squads were back in action on Monday evening with opening-round competiton at the annual Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee County Basketball Tournament in Okmulgee.

Both the Knights and Lady Knights were scheduled to battle the Preston Pirates and Lady Pirates in Monday's opening-round contests at historic Brock Memorial Gymnasium.

Wed
10
Jan

Knights swept at home tournament

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knights continued their search for their first win of 2017-18 after going 2-and-out at the 2018 Henryetta Invitational Basketball Tournament last weekend.

The Knights' two losses at the annual tournament came against Wilburton and Poteau in back-to-back contests.

The Henryetta squad dropped their opening-round matchup last Thursday with the Wilburton Diggers 69-50, then suffered a 78-68 setback to the Poteau Pirates last Friday in the consolation semifinals of the 3-day event.

The two losses suffered at their home tournament last weekend puts the Knights' season record at 0-7 heading into Tuesday's home battle with the Eufaula Ironheads. The Henryetta squad will also be in action on Friday, traveling to Kellyville for an 8 p.m. showdown with the Kellyville Ponies.

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